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Opinions June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016

Indiana Court of Appeals
Ricky E. Arion v. State of Indiana
08A02-1508-CR-1278
Criminal. Dismisses burglary, sexual battery and criminal confinement charges against Ricky Arion. COA rules the fact that the trial court never received a return of the arrest warrant did not absolve the trial court of following Arion’s motion for a speedy trial.

In Re: the Adoption of S.O., A.O., and N.O., P.P., Appellant-Respondent, v. A.O.,
41A01-1510-AD-1781
Adoption. Reverses and remands petition granting adoption to adoptive mother after the COA found there was no adoption agency involved and the adoptive mother did not complete a satisfactory background check. Also finds that a previous paternity case should have been combined with the adoption case.

Tracy Hertel v. State of Indiana (mem. dec.)
71A03-1505-CR-475
Criminal. Affirms Tracy Hertel’s convictions for two counts of dealing in a schedule II controlled substance as Class B felonies, two counts of possession of two or more chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture as Class D felonies, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance as a Class D felony, possession of marijuana as a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of hashish as a Class A misdemeanor.

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